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Saïss at wing-back again as £4.0m defender gets another start in Wolves’ defence

Wolves’ most popular Fantasy Premier League defender Romain Saïss (£5.2m) has been handed another outing at left wing-back.

Following the departure of Ruben Vinagre (£4.3m) and an injury to Marçal (£4.9m), the Moroccan filled in there for the 1-0 win over Fulham in Gameweek 4.

Despite Marçal making the bench on Monday night, Saïss has held off the competition a little while longer to play a more advanced role than usual.

That also means a second successive start in the back-three for £4.0m defender Max Kilman (£4.0m).

He is joined there by key men Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.5m), while Nelson Semedo (£5.5m) starts as the right-back again.

Meanwhile, it is unchanged front-three for Nuno Espirito Santo as Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) sits in the middle of Pedro Neto (£5.5m) and Daniel Podence (£5.6m), which means a place on the bench for Adama Traoré (£6.4m).

Neto has offered the best value of any Wolves midfield player so far this season, although he is still owned by fewer managers than the benched Ruben Neves (£5.4m), Joao Moutinho (£5.4m), Podence and Traoré.

Marcelo Bielsa keeps faith with his favoured 4-1-4-1 formation, offering a second start of the season to Rodrigo (£5.8m) after his dramatic equaliser against Manchester City.

With veteran Pablo Hernández (£5.8m) on the bench, the Spaniard is deployed in midfield alongside Mateusz Klich (£5.6m) while Patrick Bamford (£5.8m) leads the line once again.

Coming into Gameweek 5, only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Harry Kane (£10.7m) have more owners than Bamford among forwards. And of those in his position priced at £6.0m or less, none have managed as many shots on target as the Leeds man.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Rodrigo, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Saïss, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto, Jiménez, Podence.

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1,780 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    VAR needs to be scrapped until it's fast enough to call offside decisions in the build up instantly. Right now it's just sucking the life out of football. Why even celebrate when VAR disallows 90% of goals for random offsides and handballs in the build up...

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      ... so you'd rather that goal be awarded? when the assister was clearly offside?

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        He didn't even gain a real advantage from the offside which is what the offside rule is there to prevent

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Once you get to that point, who decides what an advantage is? That would confuse the rules even more because every other person has a different definition of "advantage"

          He broke the rules. If you dont like the rules, dont blame the machine enforcing the rules

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      What are you complaining about now?

      Saiss goal was a clear and obvious offside

      I have Saiss. No issue.

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        I'm complaining that we cant spontaneously celebrate goals any more because of VAR. It's ruining football

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 1 day ago

          In the non Var system the linesman would have raised his flag as Podence got the ball and a goal was never scored

          Players need to adjust to the new system where more is let go and later checked.

          1. Brosstan
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 1 day ago

            The earlier system was better because then everyone would have seen it's offside due to the linesman flagging right away

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        He's complaining about it taking the fun out of football. It's not all about fpl

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          i dont think celebrating an illegal goal is fun. Id rather not celebrate any goal thats a result of essentially cheating

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 1 day ago

            Im convinced var is making the linesmen more complacent. These kind of things didn't happen every gameweek before Var.

    3. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      The game would have to run through a computer which then tells the referee the VAR decision in real time. The future

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      It is the rule that sucks

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      If you are angry about mane.. then fair enough. If this is about the Saiss goal then your argument doesn't make sense since Podence was offside

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Mane was clearly offside lol. Liverpool supporter or mane owner spotted

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    If Podence scores 120 points / 38 games isn't that 3.1 points per game.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      It's actually 3.2 to the first decimal so you failed to use a calculator

  3. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Leeds. Sneak one in!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      They will

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Def looking possible!

  4. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Am i the only guy who hopes this end 0-0? i have Ayling and Saiss lol

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Yeeesssaa

  5. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    3 players playing now (Meslier, Ayling , Saiss)

    Would take a boring last 30min

  6. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Mr. BrewBrew it's your turn now. Get in there for Jimi.

  7. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    When is VAR going?? please get rid of it. Its ruining the game and perfectly good goals. As an owner of Sais am equally pissed off.
    How can we let a computer decide if a players big toe or elbow is offside. Am giving up watching football. What would would happen if the Henderson goal was to win the WORLD CUP FOR England
    .... YOU var lovers wouldn't be laughing then.
    CAN WE ALL VOTE OR PETTITION TO GET VAR BINNED!!!!!

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      lol no one cares for your team. an illegal goal is an illegal goal, im a Saiss owner too but you dont see me crying about a clear offside

      1. Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        have any comments on the Henderson goal!!!!!!! I didnt think so, and I`m not a liverpool fan or a Wolves fan.
        VAR is cancelling out goal for other players who have little influence in the actual goal. ridiculous. bring back the decision to the linesmen.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Podence was offside. It was clear. Same people who moan about VAR, moan when their side concedes an 'offside' goal.

    3. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      If it were to win the World Cup for England? That would be a good thing, right?

    4. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I hate VAR for all the calls they don't make or wrongly make. No excuse for it! Hence I want it gone.

      But podence being offside is one of the situations its used properly. So can't complain here...saiss owner myself.

  8. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    I wonder if Nuno played FPL, would he hav got triple Wolves

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Defenders

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Keep the CS Semedo!

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Adama coming on

  11. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Fast guy coming on

  12. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Im convinced Bielsa just squats like that to look cool for the cameras. It can't be good for his focus

    1. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      lol 😀

    2. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I think it is not good for his old back either.

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I'm jealous of his knees. And hes 25 years my senior.

  13. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22661476

    If only Scouters here reads comments , oh well 😀

    1. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe assist also called it xD

    2. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      How are you not OR 1?

    3. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Ballsy to call it now when the match is still on.

  14. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    thanks podence owners

  15. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    So Ayling over Dallas went horrendous -_-

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Why? Ayling looks better to me

    2. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I did same-- not quite horrendous though right?

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Semedo forgot it's Saiss and not Alba

  17. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Adamas muscles being oiled

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      sexy af

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I can hear the Barry White music in my head.

  18. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Ha Wolves strip even looks Portuguese !!

  19. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    LMAO Podence off

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Hilarious

  20. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Podence clean sheet secured

  21. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Adama for Podence...well that's just great

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Podence off ffs

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Traore on
    Podence off

  24. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Piss off podence

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Neto was well poor

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Podence off
    Traore on

  26. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    podence off Traore on

  27. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Podence clean sheet point

  28. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    What a joke, Podence was far better than Neto.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      True, looked to be be pulling all the strings

  29. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Will Mitrovic take the next penalty for Fulham?

  30. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Pod off